Wyoming Department of Education opens application for Suicide Prevention Grant

Accreditation and Support Supervisor Bill Pannell discusses the Suicide Prevention Grant.
Accreditation and Support Supervisor Bill Pannell discusses the Suicide Prevention Grant.(Katie Reed)
Published: Nov. 3, 2021 at 6:31 PM CDT
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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - Starting Nov 3, applications are open for schools and districts to apply for a Suicide Prevention Grant.

“The Suicide Prevention Grant is intended to provide some financial support to districts and schools to implement suicide prevention programs for school and district for both the staff and the students,” said Accreditation and Support Supervisor Bill Pannell.

In 2014 the Jason Flatt Act was passed requiring teachers and school administrators to participate in suicide prevention training.

Since 2017, the highest number of reports to Safe2Tell Wyoming have been for suicide threats.

The grant totals $50,000 and will be allocated to schools and districts based on their applications. Schools awarded the grant may use the money to create, enhance, expand, or change their suicide prevention training.

Applicants will hear about determinations before the end of the year.

“Around mid-December before schools leave for Christmas or Winter Breaks we’d like to get the information out and their allocations and who were the recipients and who were not so that they can start implementing and spending the amounts starting in January of 2022,” said COMPS Program Consultant Jo Ann Numoto.

The application and more information can be found on the Wyoming Department of Education website.

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